Thursday, January 14, 2010

"A Red Lipstick" Is Up At A Twist Of Noir

From Astonishing Adventures Issue #5, "A Red Lipstick" is up at A Twist of Noir. This version is unique to A.T.O.N. Christopher Grant made a couple of changes here and there, so that it reads a little smoother than the original.

On a personal note, if a writer or an author is entitled a little self-indulgence every once in a while? This is my favorite story of all of my work, in terms of how it was plotted out. Katherine Tomlinson had me pare down some extraneous subplots and characters, because sometimes less is truly more.


David Cranmer said...

I am going to re-read your post now. Gene Tierney always stops me dead in my tracks.

Kevin Michaels said...

Loved this - I posted my comments at ATON.

Excellent read!

Paul D. Brazill said...

It's a proper classic. Will stand up tp a lot of re reading.

Cormac Brown said...


I had a combination of Gene and Ella Raines in my mind, as I pretty much always do when setting a story between 1938-42.


Thank you much, and for commenting ATON.

Paulie Decibels,

Thank you kindly, sir.

Randal Graves said...

Simply by virtue of the wonderful Jill Tracy lording above your prose, such a tale gains bonus points. And it ain't all that bad, either. You've got chops, young chopper.

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks, and I'll have to check out Jill's music.

David Barber said...

Loved it, Cormac. Great writing. Missed the original, as I wasn't really around then but glad I caught this one. Top man!

Cormac Brown said...


I'm glad that you dug it, thanks. If you are interested in more, have most of my library on the right side of the blog. If Christopher Grant will accept it, the other story from AAM #5, "The Price of Perfection" will be up at ATON next month.

James said...

Hey, buddy, this has NOTHING to do with the content of this post, but I saw this and thought of you.

"Broncos defensive coordinator Nolan steps down"

Cormac Brown said...


Wow, you posted that awfully quick, did you have some inside info?